Pusha T has been appointed president of G.O.O.D. Music, Kanye West announced this week.
“Ye had called me and he was like, ‘Tell me something. What do you think about being the president of G.O.O.D. Music?’ And I was like, ‘Well, what are the things that you’re looking for?’ And he was basically just like, to manicure the label, make it profitable and be very business-oriented about it going forward in a manicured type of way,” Pusha T said, in a statement to Billboard.
Pusha T is also an artist on the label. Since his signing to G.O.O.D. Music in 2010, the rapper (and now executive) hasgarnered an impressive track record. He was featured on Kanye’s 2010 hit, “Runaway,” off My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy; appeared on a number of standout tracks off the 2012 label compilation, Cruel Summer; and released his own, critically-acclaimed solo effort, My Name Is My Name.
Now, as an executive, Pusha will lead an artist roster that includes the likes of Big Sean, Q-Tip, Teyana Taylor, Kacy Hill, and himself, among others.
“I always look at it as an opportunity to help the team and I think that artistically, me and Kanye have the same vision,” said Pusha. “He respects me as an artist, a really manicured artist. I’m not out here shooting in the dark, doing any and every thing. When it comes to albums and things like that, I have a very manicured process in which I get to take my time and I think he sorta respects that I get to take my time. It’s never no pressure simply because I think he looks at me and my other businesses and understands that’s why I have this luxury of time in whether it be my clothing stores, my clothing line, just things like that. He just notices me and him don’t ever have that type of pressure, tension, producer-artist relationship.
“I think he respects that a lot and not to mention, ever since I’ve been on G.O.O.D. Music, there’s been a host of artists that I’ve brought to the table, tried to sign, brought to his attention in trying to sign, whether something was super hot or I called it it’s not going to stand the test of time, it’s wack. I been pretty right in a few regards. Those are the things he keys on as far as I go and just as far as being a part of the culture. He knows I’m outside all the time. He knows that I’m of the people.”
Next up for Pusha T, as a solo artist, is his anticipated sophomore release, King Push.